AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

Dr. Dawood Darbar Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia disorder in the U.S., there is not much research on the causes of atrial fibrillation in minority populations. While researchers know that black and Latino individuals are less likely than whites to develop the condition, which is also known as AFib, they cannot yet fully explain why these groups are paradoxically more likely to experience higher rates of complications and even death as a result of AFib. Thanks [...]

UI Health recognized for achievement in heart failure care

UI Health recently received a prestigious award from the American Heart Association (AHA) that recognized our commitment to providing effective heart failure care using the most advanced procedures available. The AHA honored UI Health with the Get with the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. UI Health earned the Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients for over [...]

Drs. Joan Briller and George T. Kondos recognized among Chicago’s Top Cardiologists

Dr. Joan Briller Dr. George T. Kondos Drs. Joan Briller and George T. Kondos, both cardiologists, were recognized in Chicago magazine's list of "Chicago's Top Cardiologists" in the June/July 2018 issue of the magazine. Dr. Briller, director of the Cardiovascular Program for Women, also was highlighted for co-authoring a recent study that found pregnant women and new moms are at the highest risk of heart failure - one of the most common causes of death for that [...]

Division of Cardiology welcomes Dr. Elliott Groves

The Division of Cardiology welcomes in cardiologist, Elliott Groves. Dr. Groves is an interventional cardiologist who joined the faculty at UIC to develop a program in structural heart interventions. After completing undergraduate and master degrees in bioengineering, Dr. Groves worked in the biomedical industry. He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular training program through the ABIM research pathway. He pursued an advanced fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Scripps Clinic and [...]

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.